Windows Phone 7.8 rollout begins

By Kip Kniskern | Posted January 30, 2013 32 comments

Today on a blog post over at Nokia Conversations, Nokia has announced that Windows Phone 7.8 is ready for rollout and will be available for all Nokia Windows Phone 7.5 devices.

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Windows Phone 7.8 brings Windows Phone 8’s three sizes of tiles and a new set of colors to Windows Phone 7.5 devices, was first announced all the way back in June of last year, at the Windows Phone Summit announcement of Windows Phone 8.

While the update is ready for Nokia Phones (we haven’t heard about others, as of yet, but the experience should be similar), you’re still going to have to wait for your mobile operator to release the update.  From the Nokia Conversations post:

The Windows Phone 7.8 update is now rolling out for Nokia Lumia smartphones through February. Delivery of the update is operator dependent, meaning you will receive a notification in the coming weeks if you have an unlocked phone or if your operator has approved the update. If you don’t receive the update notification within the next three weeks, please contact your operator for more information.

Do you have a Windows Phone 7.8 device?  Have you received an update notice?  Let us know when you do, either in the comments here or on Twitter @liveside.

Posted January 30th, 2013 at 10:34 am
Category: Featured, Mobile
Tags: Windows Phone 7.8
  • Jan

    Still no update for my Lumia 800 in Germany :(

  • Jan

    Still no update for my Lumia 800 in Germany :(

  • Mcgu

    Hi!
    Just received the update on my HTC Trophy in Austria. Comes in 3 updates.

  • Mcgu

    Hi!
    Just received the update on my HTC Trophy in Austria. Comes in 3 updates.

  • http://nevermetanormalperson.tumblr.com/ Chris Barry

    Can we ask for Microsoft to put a little pressure on Verizon to update the 8X now?

    • Mario Albertico

      This is 7.8 for 7.5 devices, are you asking about Portico?

      • http://nevermetanormalperson.tumblr.com/ Chris Barry

        Yeah. I know its a different update, just annoyed at verizon for its lack of action here

  • http://cantwrestleadove.tumblr.com/ Chris Barry

    Can we ask for Microsoft to put a little pressure on Verizon to update the 8X now?

    • Mario Albertico

      This is 7.8 for 7.5 devices, are you asking about Portico?

      • http://cantwrestleadove.tumblr.com/ Chris Barry

        Yeah. I know its a different update, just annoyed at verizon for its lack of action here

  • FremyCompany

    Unlocked Samsung Omnia 7, Belgium. Windows Phone 7.8.

  • FremyCompany

    Unlocked Samsung Omnia 7, Belgium. Windows Phone 7.8.

  • Omen1337

    No update on the Samsung Focus or Focus S on AT&T so far.

  • Omen1337

    No update on the Samsung Focus or Focus S on AT&T so far.

  • http://registradus.tumblr.com/ Marcus

    argh. so sick of waiting.

  • registradus

    argh. so sick of waiting.

  • Alex

    Just got my Samsung Focus updated.

  • Alex

    Just got my Samsung Focus updated.

  • Derek

    Daughter’s Lumia 800 just received the update on Telus in Canada. Neither Wife’s 610 nor my LG 900 have an notices yet.

  • Derek

    Daughter’s Lumia 800 just received the update on Telus in Canada. Neither Wife’s 610 nor my LG 900 have an notices yet.

  • m3r0vin6

    My T-Mobile Samsung Omnia 7 not updated yet in Poland.

  • m3r0vin6

    My T-Mobile Samsung Omnia 7 not updated yet in Poland.

  • Mario Albertico

    Just “forced” the update yesterday in Zune desktop (using the wireless disconnect trick; AT&T Lumia 900). Had to do two waves of updates, but it worked :) I really wish they had added screenshot support, though I am liking the new Start screen a lot more than I thought I would.

  • Mario Albertico

    Just “forced” the update yesterday in Zune desktop (using the wireless disconnect trick; AT&T Lumia 900). Had to do two waves of updates, but it worked :) I really wish they had added screenshot support, though I am liking the new Start screen a lot more than I thought I would.

  • Gle Ban

    still waiting for the Dell venue pro to get the update. i never connected it to t-mobile or to any cellular carrier. bring it with me almost everywhere i go though, is there a way to force the update?

    i also assume this well be the last update for this phone. i have already found a game app that did not support the dell. i wander if this update would be supported or still out of luck?

  • Gle Ban

    still waiting for the Dell venue pro to get the update. i never connected it to t-mobile or to any cellular carrier. bring it with me almost everywhere i go though, is there a way to force the update?

  • $1793110

    Still waiting for the HTC Trophy on Verizon. The Verizon forums are filling up with questions as to when the updates are coming? No answer from Verizon? Some actually are talking since Verizon dropped the Trophy as of 1/30/13 that the Trophy may NOT get the 7.8 update.Does not matter to me. I will never buy another Windows phone ever.

  • jescott418

    Still waiting for the HTC Trophy on Verizon. The Verizon forums are filling up with questions as to when the updates are coming? No answer from Verizon? Some actually are talking since Verizon dropped the Trophy as of 1/30/13 that the Trophy may NOT get the 7.8 update.Does not matter to me. I will never buy another Windows phone ever.

  • Kitty Burgers

    My Samsung Focus was updated a few days ago on Rogers Canada.

    • http://twitter.com/rayfarlo Raymond Arsenault

      where in canada? im in NB and still no updates

  • http://twitter.com/Kittyburgers Kitty Burgers

    My Samsung Focus was updated a few days ago on Rogers Canada.

    • http://twitter.com/rayfarlo Raymond Arsenault

      where in canada? im in NB and still no updates